I have a request from a client to get a Residential Compound in KSA certified under LEED for home. The compound is composed of 4 standalone private villas. My basic understanding is that LEED for Homes requires a USGBC certified/approved Green Homebuilder along with a Green Home Rater. Those qualifications are not available in our region (KSA). In this case, how can the project be certified under LEED for Homes? Should the owner hire a Homebuilder & Energy Rater from the U.S. to carry out the project?

Please advise...